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A monument commemorates the Jews and other minorities who were massacred by the Nazis at Babi Yar, Kiev, Ukraine during World War Two.

On September 29-30, 1941, SS and German police units and their auxiliaries, under guidance of members of Einsatzgruppe (mobile killing unit) C, murdered the Jewish population of Kiev at Babi Yar, a ravine northwest of the city. This was one of the largest mass murders at an individual location during World War Two.  As the victims moved into the ravine, Einsatzgruppe detachments shot them in small groups. According to reports by the Einsatzgruppe to headquarters, 33,771 Jews were massacred in two days. In the months following the massacre, German authorities stationed at Kiev killed thousands more Jews at Babi Yar, as well as non-Jews including Roma (Gypsies), Communists, and Soviet prisoners of war. It is estimated that some 100,000 people were murdered at Babi Yar.

The Holocaust was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler'`s Nazi Germany and its collaborators killed about six million Jews. The victims included 1.5 million children and represented about two-thirds of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe. Some definitions of the Holocaust include the additional five million non-Jewish victims of Nazi mass murders bringing the total to about 11 million.


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GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.945607
Long: 145.187837
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict


Front Inscription

In memory of approximately
100,000 Jews and other minorities
massacred and buried in Babi Yar Kiev
by the German Nazi`s during WWII
Zalman Zehnwirth`s father Ben Zion,
Mother Bella,
Sisters Rivkah and Sarah,
and the rest of
a very large and extended family.
Forever remembered
Genia & Zalman Zehnwirth

Source: MA
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